Admissions FAQs

Where do I start?
What is "rolling admission?"
How can I complete a payment?
Are there any scholarships or financial aid opportunities?
If I receive US Federal Financial Aid from my university, can I continue to receive it while in Haifa?
If I apply to an Intensive Language program before the semester, do I need to pay the application fee twice?
What type of visa will I need? 

Where do I start?

First, we encourage our students to familiarize themselves with the website as much as possible, as many of your questions might be answered on the various pages of our site. Once you are ready to begin the application process, click on the "Online Application" button that can be found on the right side of every page. The Online Application is the preliminary step in completing the application process. After you submit the Online Application, you will receive an e-mail explaining what you need to do next in order to complete your application for admission.

What is "rolling admission?"

The International School accepts applications on a rolling basis. This means that students may submit their applications for admission at any point before the program's application deadline. You do not need to wait until the deadline to send us your complete application for admission. In addition, we will review applications on a space-available basis even after the application deadline has passed.

How can I complete a payment?

The University of Haifa accepts payments in the form of personal, bank or traveler's check, cash or bank transfer. We are unable to accept credit cards. For more detailed information about completing payments, please visit the Finances section of our website.

Are there any scholarships or financial aid opportunities?

There are a variety of financial aid opportunities available to students who are interested in studying at the International School at the University of Haifa. For a complete list, please look under the "Finances" tab that you will find on the left side of every page of our website. Click on "Financial Aid" and a full list of potential scholarships will open. Scholarship eligibility considers factors such as length of program, merit, financial need, and nationality, so you will need to review the list to determine for which scholarships you are eligible. 

If I receive US Federal Financial Aid from my university, can I continue to receive it while in Haifa?

If your home school agrees to continue your financial aid while you study abroad, they will need to send us a Consortium Agreement stating that your financial aid will continue. Please consult your university's Financial Aid office for further assistance and information.

If I apply to an Intensive Language program before the semester, do I need to pay the application fee twice?

You do not need to pay the application fee twice, nor are you expected to complete a separate application. On the Semester/Year Overseas Program application there is a space to indicate that you wish to enroll in a language course prior to your semester of study. We will process your application for admission into both programs.

** Please note, this only applies to applicants for Study Abroad Semester/Year Programming. MA applicants must register seperately for all Semester/Intensive Language Programming**

What type of visa will I need?

Most summer students enter Israel on tourist visas, which are valid for three months. Many semester and year students also enter Israel on tourist visas and extend their visas at the Israeli Ministry of Interior once they are in Israel.  Since the process for obtaining a student visa varies based on your nationality, we advise you to check with the Israeli Embassy nearest you to see what type of visa you will need and how to obtain it.